Pub Day REVIEW: The Chateau

Darcy and her three best friends are on holiday in France staying at her grandmother’s chateau. Her grandmother is quite old and has asked them to gather one last time. She has a message for each of them. But before she can deliver it, she is brutally murdered in her bed. The girls are left to uncover who and why she was killed, each hoping to conceal their secrets and avoid being considered a suspect.

This one started off a little slow, we take a bit of time to get to know the women and what brings them to the chalet. I encourage you to stick with it. Once the murder happens, the girls we thought we knew become more complex and layered than onions. Each has their own secrets and motives and some are not what you would expect. Darcy’s family may have a long history in France but that history is colored by all sorts of cobwebs and scandal. I really liked the weaving of real European history with fiction. One of a few thrillers where I did not guess the culprit or the motive before it was revealed (in a good way!).

Read this if you liked The Lions Den or The Hunting Wives.

Thanks to Atria Books for gifted access via Netgalley. All opinions above are my own.

Have you ever had a chance to stay in a mansion or a super fancy home?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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